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Donlyn Lyndon's work as an architect, author and educator concerned with the design of places has been widely recognized.
Within UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design
is a member of the Graduate Group for the Design
of Urban Places and teaches in both the architecture and master of urban design programs.
is the editor of PLACES, a journal of environmental design, author of The Sea Ranch (with Jim Alinder) and The City Observed: Boston, and co-author of Chambers for a Memory Palace and The Place of Houses.
Lyndon serves on the boards of the International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design in Italy and of the Charles Moore Center for the Study of Place in Austin, Texas.
He is chair of the board of directors for the Kronos Performing Arts Association and has served as a member of the Architectural Advisory Board for the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Building Operations.
architectural and urban design practice has included a continuing series of works at Sea Ranch, Calif., where, with Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker, he
was one of the designers of Condominium One (1965), which subsequently received the distinguished 25-year Award from the AIA
He has continuing architectural work there and has been the architect for projects elsewhere in California, Texas, New England, the South and the Northwest.
urban design practice in California has included plans for Pasadena, Menlo Park and Berkeley
, including the Bayer Biotech campus and the Downtown Public Improvements Master Plan for the city of Berkeley.
He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, his work has received numerous design awards, and he is frequently asked to serve on architectural competition juries.
Lyndon headed the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon and at MIT and is a former chair of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley.
His work as an educator was honored in 1997 with the AIA-ACSA's Topaz Award, the highest award in architectural education, and he has served as a chancellor's professor and as the Eva Li professor at Berkeley.
1997 Donlyn Lyndon, University of California, Berkeley
Places: Design Observer
Donlyn Lyndon, University of California, Berkeley, emeritus/founding editor
The Sea Ranch Association Soundings - Spring, 2000
George Wickstead and Donlyn Lyndon arranged to coordinate the Foundation's third conference and first field conference with the Forum.
, one of the original architects of Sea Ranch
and Chairman of the Department of Architecture at U.C. Berkeley
, described the Foundation established to honor the work and ideas of the late Charles Moore
work center was in Austin Texas, Lyndon
said Moore's "spiritual home" was on Sea Ranch
They were, said Donlyn Lyndon
, "Very impressed with the way in which that landscape has changed."The second day they heard a panel on 30 years of change and development, then heard two Sea Ranchers discuss the development of community at Sea Ranch
.That afternoon in the Forum they were asked by Lyndon
to "talk about what they had seen at The Sea Ranch
, what they had heard, what they had experienced."Robert Campbell, introduced by Donlyn Lyndon, was the Moderator of the panel discussion.
concluded the conference by saying during his
days here, "The thing that has become once again clear: there are several things that are deeply important about Sea
Graham Foundation > Grantees > Charles W. Moore Foundation
Donlyn Lyndon has been a member of the Charles Moore Foundation Board of Directors since its inception.
Lyndon is professor emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley; author of numerous books; and a long-term collaborator of Charles Moore's.
Lyndon will serve as a consultant and committee chair for the project.